HOW-TO: Urban Sports Knot from 2014 Fall/Winter NYFW

By Lauren Quick | 02/10/2014 4:11:00 PM


Stylist Paul Hanlon for OSiS+ designed undone, urban knots for the Rag & Bone runway show at the 2014 Fall/Winter Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. 

Hanlon says the look isn't supposed to be glamorous. He wanted it to have "a masculine edge — more of a street style," he says.


STEP 1: Cover the hair generously with OSiS+ Grip extreme hold mousse and then rough dry to give hair a powdery texture. 

STEP 2: Apply OSiS+ Rough Rubber paste and work through roots to make them dirty, which creates separation and strong definition.

STEP 3: Apply OSiS+ Dust It mattifying powder to the entire head. Twist large sections and back-comb with fingers to mimic a dread-lock look.

STEP 4: Spray a thin layer of OSiS+ Elastic flexible hold hairspray to keep frayed ends in place. Gather hair at the nape of the neck and tie strands in a knot. Leave a few pieces out. 

STEP 5: Work OSis+ Mess Up matt gum to hair around the face to add shine and contrast. Blow loose locks back to give the style shape, and finish the look with OSiS+ Freeze strong hold hairspray.







Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at or connect on Google+.


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